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Metastatic Cancer

Dancing through Stage 4 Cancer, Spreading Hope

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 11.05.2015 | Impact
Deborah J. Cornwall

Robyn's life gyrates between extremes. One day she is in the courtroom relentlessly pressing a client's case, and the next she may be receiving chemotherapy and be so sick in the aftermath that she can barely stand. Robyn has simply outrun challenges that would flatten most normal people.

The Big See: Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer

Holly Cara Price | Posted 10.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Holly Cara Price

I choose to see cancer as a chronic condition. It's something I need to deal with every day. It calls on strengths I never knew that I had. But I don't want to elevate it to some kind of noble calling. At the same time, there's no question it has changed my life and changed the purpose of my life.

'Your Hair Looks Great!'

Beth J. Caldwell | Posted 02.08.2015 | Women
Beth J. Caldwell

Why do we tell the cancer patient "you look great"? Why do we celebrate when a cancer patient doesn't look like Skellator?

All Cancer Is Metastatic!

Susan M. Love | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan M. Love

So in honor of all our sisters and brothers living with known metastatic disease, let us honor their experience while recognizing that theirs is a much bigger club than we have previously acknowledged.

Breast Cancer Awareness Without Mets Awareness Isn't Awareness At All

Nancy Stordahl | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Nancy Stordahl

Individuals living with stage IV/metastatic breast cancer don't like October, all the pink hoopla and the countless pink ribbons that appear everywhere. They feel they do not fit the image of the strong, brave and positive-minded warrior in pink.

Metastatic in the Land of the Living

Jude Callirgos | Posted 08.26.2013 | Women
Jude Callirgos

I have one foot gratefully planted in this world, willfully trying to swim the same tide as everyone around me, and the other foot in The Sick World. A fragile place that after seven years, countless surgeries and thousands of drugs, has left me a wisp of my former self.

Driven by Love, a Step Forward for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Jessica Wapner | Posted 08.06.2013 | Science
Jessica Wapner

When Elena Gitelson began experiencing back pain toward the end of 2012, she did what any hospital doctor might do: took herself to get a CT scan.

Do Not Resuscitate Orders: Time for Another Change

Barron H. Lerner | Posted 05.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Barron H. Lerner

Any efforts by the medical profession to curb patient autonomy deserve strict scrutiny lest we return to the unfortunate era of paternalism. And it will not be easy to effect these types of changes.

40 Years and Still Waiting?

Nancy Davis | Posted 12.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Nancy Davis

Please remember Oct. 13 throughout year. Those of us who suffer with Stage IV breast cancer want others to become aware of our disease. In so doing, we may not have to wait another 40 years before finding a cure.

The Realities Of Living With Stage 4 Cancer

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 08.06.2011 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

Stage 4 cancer is a condition in which cancer has spread (metastasized) from its original location to other organs in the body.

Trauma And The Hourglass Of Time

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert D. Stolorow

If you, or someone you care about, ever experience a traumatic loss, never think or utter the words, "You have to let it go and move on." Time does not heal the wounds of trauma.

Recognizing A Day Of National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

It used to be the C-word," Moskowitz says. "Nobody said they had cancer. Now it's the M-word nobody mentions. The word is metastatic."